Birmingham City Council, District 8
Residence: Belview Heights
Political races: Unsuccessful runs for mayor of Birmingham, 2009, and for Birmingham City Council District 8, 1997 and 2001.
Political experience: Birmingham City Council member, District 8, 2005-2017; president pro tem, Birmingham City Council.
Professional experience: Development administrator, housing manager, Housing Authority Birmingham District; director of transitional housing program for homeless women and children and service coordinator for homeless population.
Civic experience: Vice chair, Birmingham Shuttlesworth Airport board; president, Parker’s Community School; former vice president, Five Points West community.
Education: Miles College, bachelor’s degree in social science, with minor in sociology, 1985; Alabama A&M, some graduate studies in urban and regional planning, 1992.
Top contributors: Steve DeMedicis, $1,000; Dynamic Civil Solutions, $500; Dickerson Management Consultants, $500; STRADA Professional Services, $500; Burk-Kleinpeter Inc., $250; Portia Foster, $250.
Main issues: Hoyt wants to continue to build on the work already begun in District 8, including removing old and abandoned houses, creating job opportunities in the district and the city of Birmingham and to complete the development of the CrossPlex area. CrossPlex area development will feature Starbucks, Huddle House, Ninja Steakhouse and a 101-room Choice Inn and Suites Hotel, an amphitheater and an A.G. Gaston Boys and Girls Club.